The regional office in Wollongong provides services to members located in the areas of the Illawarra and Southeast NSW.
The Illawarra has a long-standing history in the steel, mining and manufacturing industries. However, its economic base has diversified to include a substantial presence in sectors such as education, wholesale and retail trade, transport, communications, finance and tourism.
Ai Group’s range of services include:
Ensuring members are kept informed through regular BIZassistBriefings, member advices and a Monthly Newsletter "Industry Matters".
Networking through the Illawarra Industry Council and the Illawarra Safety Taskforce
Providing representation on peak advisory bodies such as the TAFE – Illawarra Advisory Council and the Federal Government’s Regional Development Australia – Illawarra
Conducting topical surveys and studies, for example the annual wage survey
Providing training courses and seminars to meet members’ needs
Working with industry to address skills shortages and youth unemployment through the services of the Regional Industry Career Adviser